The project site is a 21-acre lot fronting on the south side of Santa Ana Road approximately 1,700 feet west of Fairview Road. The proposed project is the subdivision of those 21 acres into 41 lots ranging in size from 0.08 acres to 0.7 acres. The average lot size is 0.4 acres. Lots 1-34 range in size from 0.4 to 0.7 acres. Lots 35-40 range from 0.08 to 0.1 acres in size. Lot 41 is 0.37 acres in size and will be used for the detention of stormwater runoff from interior roads and lots 35-40. Lots 1-34 are planned to include one single family dwelling (3,400 SF, approx.) and one three car garage (500-600) SF, each, approx.), and drainage detention. Lots 35-40 are will be utilized to meet San Benito County’s inclusionary housing requirements. The developer does not anticipate building accessory dwelling units with this project. However, there is no limiting factor for the subsequent development of ADUs, consistent with state law, by individual property owners. The proposed tentative map shows the approximate locations of the driveways, building pads, and detention basins.
The project site is essentially flat with slight undulations. The site rises approximately 26 feet (1.7% +/-) from Santa Ana Road to the rear of the property. The project site is lightly farmed for hay production. A small grove of mixed, non-native (fir and pepper) trees is located on the west property line approximately 200 feet south of Santa Ana Road. The trees maybe removed with the construction of subdivision improvements and homes.
The grading plan for the project estimates approximately 16,630 cubic yards of cut with a maximum depth of cut of 2 feet. The grading plan also estimates 16,110 cubic yards of fill with a maximum fill depth of 3 feet. The estimated quantities are based on grading from existing grade to finish grade. The grading volumes do not account for keyways, benching, shrinkage, import material, and other miscellaneous grading that may be required.
Meridian Street will be extended from its current terminus to the Alves Trust property to the west. The Meridian Road extension will be an 84-foot right of way with a 60-foot-wide road with an additional 12-foot sidewalk, curb, gutter and landscape areas on either side of the Meridian Street extension. The Meridian Street extension will “dead-end” at the Williams/Alves property line and will be available for future through access at such time as the Alves and other properties to the west develop.
A new street, Elizabeth Ann Lane, will be built to access proposed lots 2-9 and 12-20. Elizabeth Ann Lane will extend southerly from Santa Ana Road approximately 1,350 feet to intersect with the proposed extension of Meridian Street. Elizabeth Ann Lane will be a 60-foot-wide right-of-way, and include a 36-foot-wide road with 12-foot-wide strips for curb, gutter, sidewalk and landscaping on each side. Lot 1 will access directly from Santa Ana Road.
Two additional streets, identified as Street A (access for lots 10-15) and Street B (access for lots 35-40), will be a 60-foot-wide right of way and include a 36-foot-wide road with 12-foot-wide strips for curb, gutter, sidewalk and landscaping on each side.
Lots 7 and 8 will be accessed by a private 30-foot right of way extending approximately 220 feet west from Elizabeth Ann Lane. The right of way will be improved to a width of 20 feet.